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The following information is provided from NAC- National Alliance for Caregiving. COVID-19 is a wakeup call to better prepare for an aging population, and for the kinds of solutions that would benefit us all. They are not just solutions for older people; it’s actually about the...

If you look closely at the marvelously photogenic group of diverse working professionals in the stock photo, you can spot the family caregiver. Right? See, that one— smiling nicely in plain sight. Right? Perhaps a few clues will help. Typically, family caregivers are:   *By Gender 53% Women 47% Men   *By Age Group ...

As Mother’s Day approaches, images of how best to treat and thank Mom spring to mind. Beautiful bouquets, buffet brunches, and perfume gift sets top the list. But what if all Mom really wants is to know that her children not only treasure her, but...

This month (on March 8th) we celebrate International Women’s Day, a global event dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements throughout history – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. The theme this year is Be Bold for Change. It means each of...

It’s a fact: last year Millennials officially became the nation’s largest generation, surpassing Baby Boomers (source: U.S. Census Bureau). Thanks to those same census gurus, we also know there are roughly 40 million Americans who take care of a loved one, referred to as informal...

At a recent women’s networking luncheon, I sat (unknowingly) next to a family caregiver. We made the usual introductions and my initial impression was that she was quiet and, if I’m being honest…guarded. Or wait, was that sadness? She had a pleasant half-smile but it...

These are actual quotes from actual family caregivers in response to the prompt— I never thought…   “I never thought I would care so deeply, or be so passionate, or be so tired!” L “I never thought that, rather than struggle to overcome my basically selfish nature,...

According to the Pantone Color Institute, Ultra Violet is the color of the year 2018. In common terms, it’s a super bright purple. It just so happens that caregiver awareness and appreciation is represented by the color purple. The color also represents, Alzheimer's Disease, Attention...